Black Americans old enough to recall the shock of seeing and hearing
what had happened to Emmett Till in Mississippi in 1955 are sure to get a
fresh whiff of the atrocity in learning about the tragedy of Lennon
Lacy in Bladenboro, North Carolina.
The National Civil Rights Museum has announced that Charlayne Hunter-Gault, an American journalist and one of the first African American
students to enroll in the University of Georgia, is one of the recipients of its 2014 Freedom Award.
Many of us remember Dowoti Desir when she was the Executive Director of
the Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial, Educational and Cultural
Center in Washington Heights. She always exuded an air of the global
diaspora and now that international aura is fully expressed in her book
Goud kase Goud—Conjuring Memory in Spaces of AfroAtlantic.
President Barack Obama said Saturday that the shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Mo. last month exposed the “gulf of mistrust” that exists between law enforcement and local residents in many communities.